Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Kindness of Another

Hello! It is a dreary, rainy day here in the western part of Tennessee where I live and I do hope the weather is better wherever you are. We've had rain for the past week and I am so ready for it to go away lol. On the bright side, we did not get the freezing rain that the weather man said we would. :)
I'm back with a thank you card that I made for a business associate of my husband. This particular gentleman learned that my DH wanted to take our son and his new wife (both are in the Army) to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl game in Atlanta on New Year's Eve (hubby & son are huge fans of LSU& our new DIL is a Clemson fan). Before my DH had time to call and buy tickets he received a phone call saying five tickets were on the way via Fed Ex. His associate wanted to treat them (us too) to the game because he appreciates their willingness to serve our country and realizes the sacrifices that they, like so many, make on our behalf every day. That was the inspiration for my patriotic thank you card and I'm using, Rescue Remedies Additions, from Waltzingmouse Stamps to convey our gratitude to him. We had premo seats in the Georgia Dome and were treated like VIP's. One thing is certain, kindness never goes out of style. 
For sketch inspiration I played along with Jen's Deconstructed Sketch No. 84 and it's a keeper. One slight change is that I flipped it because I wanted a horizontal orientation instead of vertical. I left the bow, or fussy embellishment, off because this is a masculine card. Otherwise, all the required elements are present. Be sure to check out this sketch and the archived sketches at Deconstructing Jen!
Thank you, Mr. McDonald, for your generosity and also for your service to our country!
Lisa xx


butterfly said...

Fantastic take on the sketch, Lisa - the rotation is so cool... and your flags look fabulous! What a great card, and brilliantly appropriate for the recipient...
Alison x

~Tammy~ said...

What an amazing story! This card is fantabulous and perfect by all means! Your interpretation of the sketch is perfect!

Sue Lelli said...

WPW! Now THAT is such a generous act but well deserved by your family who serves our country! LOVE the post, LOVE your card. I hope you direct him to this blog post!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very beautiful Lisa.

greetings Janny

Asha said...

FANTASTIC post, Lisa. Everyone needs to hear this story. Good things happen to good people, there you go! And the card is just perfect.


p.s. there weather is miserabel. it's freezing, ice everywhere and it's so windy my apple tree might just take off! ...you did ask... ;-)

Margaret said...

I loved reading your post! Such a special story and one that we don't hear about nearly enough! So glad you got to enjoy the gift too!

Your thank you card is wonderful! I love the stars on the white panel!

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